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BLOG  |  Census Undercount  |  February 2024

The 2020 Census Undercount in Texas Counties

The Texas Census Institute measured the 2020 census undercount of Texas counties to inform local and state stakeholders of the magnitude of this issue across the state, and to use it as a starting point for…


BLOG  |  Children  |  November 2023

The 2020 Census Undercount of Young Children in Texas Counties

The Texas Census Institute has created the Children’s Census Initiative to improve the accuracy of the 2030 Census count of Texas children. The Initiative comprises five related parts…


BLOG  |  ACS, Participation  |  September 2023

Understanding the Decline in Census Response Rates: Uncovering Regional Patterns

The importance of an accurate census cannot be overstated. Decennial census counts determine government representation, direct the allocation of federal funds, and inform decision-making at all levels…


BLOG  |  Children  |  September 2023

Texas Counties with High Child Undercounts in the 2020 U.S. Census

The largest group undercounted in the 2020 U.S. Census was young children. In our first report, The 2020 Undercount of Children in Texas, we developed a statewide snapshot of all undercounted children…


BLOG  |  Census Guided Federal Funding  |  September 2023

Announcing Updated Data Regarding Federal Funding to Texas

On Monday September 11, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) updated George Washington University’s Institute of Public Policy’s 2017 report, “Counting for Dollars 2020…


BLOG  |  Children  |  August 2023

The 2020 Undercount of Children in Texas

The future prosperity of our communities relies on helping children thrive. When children are given resources and opportunities to be successful, they are better positioned to serve as valuable community members, citizens…


BLOG  |  Issue Salience  |  August 2023

Unlocking Federal Funds for Texas

In this post, we’re diving into the critical connection between census data, federal funds, and the issues that shape the future of our great state. Join us as we explore how accurate census data plays a crucial role in driving education, health, infrastructure…


EVENT RECAP  |  May 2023

Texas Roundtable Discussions with U.S Census Bureau Director, Dr. Robert Santos

In May, the Texas Census Institute hosted Roundtable discussions in Austin and Houston with Director Santos to address the challenges of achieving a complete count…


EVENT RECAP  |  May 2023

2023 Texas Demographic Conference

The Texas Demographic Conference is an annual meeting providing updates of demographic and socioeconomic data available for Texas Demographers, Economists, Planners, Marketers, State and Local Governments, Diverse Businesses…